Once again I am assigned to The Senior Senator from Malastare. Senator Ask Aak is holding a press conference to discuses his parties’ political losses on Malastare
Senator Ask Aak: And now I'll be glad to answer some of your questions. Mike.
Q: Senator Ask Aak, about the Dugs' victory in last week’s elections—
Senator Ask Aak: Now, wait a minute, Mike. Let's not get ahead of ourselves. I wouldn't be calling it a victory just yet.
Q: Well, sir, terminology aside, the Dugs have captured the lower House—
Senator Ask Aak: See, that's what I mean. Getting ahead of ourselves. As though the enemy has already won.
Q: The enemy, sir?
Senator Ask Aak: Well, not exactly the enemy. I just mean their sympathizers here at home. The enemy here. You know, the Dugs.
Q: Ah. OK. Well, to get back to the point, Sir, the Dugs did win the election—
Senator Ask Aak: Define "win."
Q: Well, they won the House. And if the returns hold true in Eastern Malastare and Pixelito —
Senator Ask Aak: See, that's what I'm talking about. Just because the enemy has been able to make some progress doesn't mean you cut and run. Quite the contrary; we ought to do everything we can to help prevent them from making progress. And that is what our strategy is. Elaine.
Q: Senator Ask Aak, the Faux News Network has called Pixelito for your opponents. You're down several thousand votes in Eastern Malastare. You're down, what, a dozen seats, at least, in the House. Why fight on? What do you hope to achieve?
Senator Ask Aak: This notion of cut and run, I just don't accept that, Elaine. Look, this is a conflict between a radical ideology that can't stand freedom, and moderate, reasonable people that hope to live in a peaceful society. I'm confident in our mission because I believe in the power of liberty. We have a plan for victory, and we will succeed. Jim.
Q: Sir, with all due respect, I'm confused. What exactly did you achieve in this election? Can you name a state where your party picked up seats in either the Upper or Lower House?
Senator Ask Aak: Look, this is a hard fight, no question about it. But I believe that the strategy we have is going to work. We're building a Gran majority that can sustain itself, govern itself, and defend itself. I have great faith in our commanders on the ground to give the best advice about how to achieve victory. We're giving them the confidence necessary to come and make the right recommendations here in Malastare. We'll give them the flexibility necessary to make the tactical changes to achieve victory. And so we've made changes, we'll continue to make changes. But we have the right strategy and the tactics necessary to achieve that goal. Terry.
(To Be Continued)